Sunday, November 02, 2008

Human Dignity

Human Dignity, originally uploaded by G!L.

Human Dignity

The term "dignity" is defined as "the state of being worthy of honour or respect". When this concept is associated with the adjective "human", it is used to signify that all human beings possess inherent worth and deserve unconditional respect, regardless of age, sex, health status, social or ethnic origin, political ideas, religion, or criminal history. If violated, this can be considered discrimination. In other words, this respect is owed to every individual by the mere fact that he or she is a "member of the human family" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948, Preamble).


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